News tonight that Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has given the go ahead for Newcastle to go after West Brom striker Saido Berahino who was target of ours in the summer when we are supposed to have bid £18M for the striker.
Newcastle are 3rd bottom again after Swansea´s good 1-0 at home to Watford tonight and we are largely in trouble because of the many chances we are missing in games since we had the two massive successive wins against Liverpool and Tottenham.
Saido Berahino – all-out effort by Newcastle to sign this striker
We now need to get a lot more wins if we are to survive and draws will not help us too much – although of course we will take the point if that´s all we can get in any one game.
It´s not that we are not making the chances either, but we are simply not converting enough of them – and one good striker can help us solve that problem.
Even on Saturday in the second half we had about three excellent chances to score but missed them all.
Newcastle have been in contact with West Brom asking how much they want for Berahino and we would expect Newcastle to bid this week more than the £18M we bid last summer, but whether that offer will be accepted is a good question.
Tottenham have balked at the price being asked for the 22 year-old England U21 striker, but with our Premier League status in danger with jus 16 games to play – we could see Newcastle try to clinch the deal this week by getting closer to the £25M West Brom seem to be asking for their young English striker.
Saido has played 85 Premier League games for West Brom with 22 goals and 6 assists, so he could start producing for Newcastle almost immediately – and that´s what we need from players we sign this month.
There´s a decent chance we can sign Sadio Berahino this week if we bid high enough.
That would help raise the spirits of Newcastle fans everywhere and give us a more than decent chance of being a Premier League club next season.
What do you think?